India: a country report

Gopalkrishnan, Narayan (2013) India: a country report. In: Babacan, Hurriyet, and Herrmann, Peter, (eds.) Nation State and Ethnic Diversity. Global Political Studies . Nova Science Publishers, New York, USA, pp. 71-82.

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Abstract

The chapter examines the notion of ethnicity and draws on this to look at some of the areas in which ethnic identity in India is grounded. The chapter then goes on to present a short political history of India to provide a backdrop to the discussion of ethnic identity and politics in the Indian context. The strategies adopted by the Indian State to manage ethnic diversity and conflict are then analysed before looking at some of the issues of ethnic violence and separatist movements that emerge if these strategies are ineffective. Finally the State response to ethnic separatist movements is explored before the final section reflects on future of ethnic diversity in India.

Item ID: 25122
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-1-62257-967-9
Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2013 00:55
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1607 Social Work > 160799 Social Work not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9499 Other Law, Politics and Community Services > 949999 Law, Politics and Community Services not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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